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2 About Aesop Aesop's Fables or the Aesopica is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE.. Aesop was a slave, who lived in the sixth century BC in ancient He was a very smart, resourceful, Greece. and inventive man who took themes and ideas from the folklore heritage(culture and tradition) to Aesop's fables were not written in his lifetime, but passed on from mouth to mouth. Finally, a collection of 352 interesting and original works was published.fablesAesopslaveancient Greece KAVITATGTENGLISH

3 Fable is a literary genre. A fable is a fictional story, in prose or verse, that features animals, mythical creatures, plants, inanimate objects or forces of nature which are anthropomorphized (given human qualities such as verbal communication), and that illustrates or leads to an interpretation of a moral lesson,which may at the end be added explicitly in a pithy maxim. proseversemythical creatures anthropomorphizedmoralmaxim KAVITATGTENGLISH

4 Poem A silly young cricket, accustomed to sing Through the warm, sunny months of gay summer and spring, Began to complain when he found that, at home, His cupboard was empty, and winter was come. Not a crumb to be found On the snow-covered ground; Not a flower could he see, Not a leaf of tree KAVITATGTENGLISH


6 “Oh! What will become”, says the cricket, “of me?” At last by starvation and famine made bold, All dripping with wet, and all trembling with cold, Away he set off to a miserly ant, To see if, to keep him alive, he would grant KAVITATGTENGLISH

7 grant Him shelter from the rain, And a mouthful of grain. He wished only to borrow; He’d repay it tomorrow;. KAVITATGTENGLISH

8 Says the ant to the cricket, “I’m your servant and friend, But we ants never borrow; We ants never lend. “But tell me dear cricket, Did you lay nothing by When the weather was warm?” Quote the cricket, “Not I! KAVITATGTENGLISH


10 My heart was so light, That I sang day and night, For all nature looked gay.” “You sang, Sir, you say? Go then”, says the ant, “and dance the winter away.”. ” Thus ending, he hastily lifted the wicket, And out of the door turned the poor little cricket. Folks call this a fable. I’ll warrant it true; Some crickets have four legs, some have two. KAVITATGTENGLISH

11 Summary During the wintertime, an ant was living off the grain that he had stored up for himself during the summer. The cricket came to the ant and asked him to share some of his grain. The ant said to the cricket, 'And what were you doing all summer long, since you weren't gathering grain to eat?' The cricket replied, 'Because I was busy singing I didn't have time for the harvest.' The ant laughed at the cricket's reply, and hid his heaps of grain deeper in the ground. 'Since you sang like a fool in the summer,' said the ant, 'you better be prepared to dance the winter away!' This fable depicts lazy, careless people who indulge in foolish pastimes, and therefore lose out. KAVITATGTENGLISH

12 Character Cricket: Represents people who do not think about their future. If you don’t save for your future, you are destined to suffer. They love merry-making and always look for enjoyment. Ant: Represents people who are wise and bold who can face all types of situations. They are strong and mentally powerful. They are never anxious as they have planned for the future. They live happily and comfortably. KAVITATGTENGLISH

13 It is best to prepare for the days of necessity KAVITATGTENGLISH


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